De Profundis


Read by Aaron Elliott

(4.3 stars; 41 reviews)

This short work of Wilde's was written during his two year incarceration for "gross indecency". This work is a letter which sorts out his life, and his love toward Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde wrote this as a farewell letter to Douglas. (summary by Aaron Elliott)

NOTE: "Transcribed from the 1913 Methuen & Co. edition. Note that later editions of De Profundis contained more material. The most complete editions are still in copyright in the U.S.A." (1 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Part 1 26:29 Read by Aaron Elliott
Part 2 28:01 Read by Aaron Elliott
Part 3 30:11 Read by Aaron Elliott
Part 4 25:10 Read by Aaron Elliott

Reviews

A beautiful journey of emotions


(3.5 stars)

Oscar Wilde has this power of writing simple things to show greater emotions. Here he has just outdone himself.

Incomplete book


(1.5 stars)

As the description says, this less than half of the complete book. There is a wonderful reading available on YouTube.


(4 stars)

reader is ok, O. Wilde does a great job of self realization and owning his mistakes.